Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?

The topic of Ketamine infusions can elicit some strong concerns. Some clinicians are familiar with a type of infusion known as “Ketamine comas,” in which people are placed in a medical coma and stay in an ICU for treatment. This is often viewed as quite extreme, and risky; and leaves many wondering the efficacy of such a treatment when the patient is not actively participating in recovery from a brain/pain connection. For clarification, the coma is not the only protocol available. Ketamine infusions can involve: 1. Outpatient “awake” protocol 2. Low-dose inpatient protocol 3. Ketamine coma. (In addition, there are now physicians who prescribe compounded ointments with Ketamine as one of the medications. This is not the same as an infusion. There’s not enough data at this time about efficacy and safety of this approach with topicals.) Our guest blogger, Dr. Allison Wells, MD, is sharing information about the outpatient procedure. ~ Tracy Sher of Pelvic Guru

Find a Pelvic Health Professional: Ultimate Directory

Bookmark this resource. It will be updated and expanded too! On a regular basis, we receive numerous requests to find pelvic health professionals in all areas of the world. The pelvic health field has many specialized subsets; and it is important to find specialists who are trained in and understand how to evaluate and treat…

Women – Explore Your Genitals! Yes, Take A Look! Free Handout With Lots of Tips.

Attention girls and women –  go ahead and explore your genitals! (In a private setting, of course!)  We don’t hear that very often do we? A brilliant and wonderful pelvic PT colleague in Australia, Lori Forner, B.ScH, MPhty(St), APAM, has put together a fantastic handout Exploring Your Genitals. A big thanks to Lori for providing this resource…

The 5 Things We Wish You Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia

The 5 Things We Wish PTs, MDs, and Patients Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS and Loretta J. Robertson, PT, MS Why is the diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia confused with Pudendal Nerve Entrapment? Why are there so many misdiagnoses with pudendal symptoms? Its complex. We are both pelvic physical…

This Powerful #LikeAGirl Commercial Went Viral. Check out Why.

The Always commercial that launched the social media campaign, #LikeAGirl, touched many people around the world. I shared the video on the Pelvic Guru Facebook page linked to my other FB business page and it had over 180 shares and reached over 31,000 people quickly. This is just on my Facebook pages. If you check the…

What IS Pelvic Physical Therapy and Why Doesn’t EVERYONE Know About It?

True story – During graduate school (Northwestern shout out) for physical therapy over 15 years ago, I distinctly remember turning to a friend in class and stating emphatically, “Mark my words, I will NEVER EVER do what the therapist is doing in that video. NEVER. Why are we even seeing this in class?”. You may wonder…